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    • "8 Negroes Here Ask Court Erase Parks Barriers."

    • 1958-12-23
    • This article describes a suit filed in federal court to protest a Montgomery city ordinance requiring segregated parks and recreation facilities. The eight African Americans, represented by attorney Solomon S. Seay, Jr., ask that the ordinance be...
    • 2010-01-25
    • "A Negro New Jerusalem."

    • 1902-11-08
    • This article criticizes an "immigration scheme" designed to attract African American citizens to a city in the midwestern United States, where "everything will be in the hands of the negro" (including city management, industry, and education). The...
    • 2010-01-25
    • "Alabama Out of the Union!"

    • 1861-01-16
    • "The Vote Sixty-One to Thirty-Nine!! A Glorious Day!!!" This article announces Alabama's secession from the Union: "Truly, this is glory enough for one day. Our citizens are hailing the new era with demonstrations of profoundest emotion. The...
    • 2010-01-25
    • "An Act Regulating Indian Affairs" in the state of Georgia.

    • 1835
    • The act makes six provisions for dealing with the Cherokee Indian population of the state during the period of removal. First, it stipulates that U.S. citizens will not be allowed to emigrate to Indian reservations, include those Indians who were...
    • 2010-11-12
    • "By the President of the United States, a Proclamation."

    • 1861-04-24
    • Proclamation issued by President Abraham Lincoln in response to the secession of seven Southern states. He calls for 75,000 men from state militias to deal with the rebellious states, which are "too powerful to be suppressed by the ordinary course...
    • 2010-01-25
    • "Cars Not Boycotted."

    • 1900-08-16
    • This article describes the response of African American citizens to the ordinance recently passed by the Montgomery city council, which requires segregation on street cars. Although there is "no organized boycott," most African American preachers...
    • 2010-01-25
    • "Emigration to California."

    • 1849-03-23
    • Brief notice about western settlement: "The tide of emigration to California knows no abatement. Ship load after ship load leaves our shores. We rejoice to know that citizens of good character constitute so large a portion of the emigrants."
    • 2009-08-24
    • "Get Out the Vote."

    • 1924
    • Flier from the Alabama League of Women Voters, encouraging citizens to vote on November 4, 1924. It explains who is eligible to vote and gives reasons for participating in the election (for example, "Non-voters take the advantages and shirk the...
    • 2009-09-30
    • "Homes Searched! Stores Searched!"

    • 1909
    • "White Men Thrown Into Jail With Negro Criminals, Their Baggage Seized and Searched. For What?" Broadside opposing the proposed prohibition amendment to the Alabama constitution; it includes statements from several Alabama citizens whose property...
    • 2010-04-23
    • "It Is Not To Be In Oak Park."

    • 1958-08-27
    • This editorial was written after African American citizens submitted a petition asking for Montgomery city parks to be integrated; the piece was reprinted on December 24 in response to a federal lawsuit filed to protest park segregation. The author...
    • 2010-04-23
    • "Losses--Late War with Creek Indians, Alabama."

    • 1838
    • Report issued by the Committee of Claims of the United States House of Representatives, in response to a request made by the Alabama legislature after the recent Creek War: "...many of the citizens of Alabama...have been subjected to great...
    • 2010-07-15
    • "Negroes' Most Urgent Needs."

    • 1955-03
    • Flier issued by African American citizens in Montgomery, Alabama, to expose the injustices and unacceptable living conditions affecting their community.
    • 2009-09-11
    • "Platform of the American Independent Party."

    • 1968
    • Brochure issued during the 1968 presidential campaign of George Wallace. The publication describes the party's stance on the following issues: domestic policy; local government; the federal judiciary; private property; crime and disorder; cities...
    • 2012-01-27
    • "Present Position of Alabama."

    • 1849-04-06
    • Letter from Daniel Pratt in Prattville, Alabama, in which he discusses the need for stable banks and financial incentives to draw manufacturers and capitalists to the state. He points out that much of Alabama's potential business is lost to other...
    • 2009-09-18
    • "Race Separation in the Street Cars."

    • 1902-11-05
    • This article compares street car ordinances in Mobile and New Orleans: "Of the two the Mobile law seems to be the best, for it does not require the making of separate compartments in the cars, but simply that white passengers shall be seated in the...
    • 2010-01-25
    • "Selma's 'bloody Sunday' recalled after 10 years."

    • 1975-03-02
    • This article from the Mobile Press-Register recounts the events of "Bloody Sunday," which some citizens claim "hastened the passage of the voting rights act by Congress" in 1965. It then examines current conditions for African Americans in the...
    • 2011-01-13
    • "Separation of Races."

    • 1902-11-04
    • This article reports the reactions of both African American and white citizens to the new ordinance requiring segregation on Montgomery street cars: "As a rule no trouble was experienced and the only thing noticeable was the absence of negroes from...
    • 2010-01-25
    • "The Alabama War Chest: What It Is / Why It's Needed / What It Does."

    • 1942
    • Brochure explaining the purpose and organization of the fund: ".Governor Frank Dixon.proposed the organization of an ALABAMA WAR CHEST which would undertake to raise, through one state-wide annual appeal to citizens in every county, a fund for all...
    • 2011-01-13

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